tv Early Start With John Berman and Christine Romans CNN June 2, 2016 1:00am-2:01am PDT
that's it for us. i'll see you right back here at 10:00 tonight. "early start" with john berman and christine romans in new york begins right now. >> donald trump and hillary clinton in full battle mode. trump calls clinton a liar with no talent who shouldn't be allowed to run for president. clinton launching a counter attack on trump in hours to go after his dangerous plans for foreign policy. and look who is jumping into the 2016 race. blasting the republicans and promising to campaign vigorously when someone clinches the nomination. welcome to "early start."
i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. it is 4:00 a.m. in the east. preparing for the unexpected when donald trump holds a rally. the event in albuquerque, new mexico, protests and fights and arrests. san jose police are holding meetings to be prepared. unleashing a barrage of putdowns. the description of his trump university and trump himself as frauds. cnn's sara murray has more. >> reporter: good morning, john and christine. on a day when donald trump took harsh incoming fire, he fired back. hillary clinton went after him and trump university and calling him a fraud. and unleashing a series of counter-punches against hillary clinton. calling her crooked hillary and
saying she was one of the worst secretary of states in history. >> who said that? bernie sanders said that about hillary. she's not qualified. here have seven points i have which i think are important. they talk about hillary and her income pe tans. she is one of the worst secretaries of state in our country. now she wants to be our president. look, i'll be honest. she has no natural talent to be president. this is not a president. they talk about me. actually a lot of people think i look extremely presidential, you want to know the truth. but do you really believe hillary is presidential? this is not presidential material. >> reporter: trump's swipe at hillary clinton over foreign policy comes today as she is preparing for a foreign policy
address. back to you. >> sara murray. talking about foreign policy speech that hillary clinton will give today. it will focus on donald trump. jake sullivan tells cnn that hillary clinton will reel off a list of what he calls dangerous policies that trump backs related to nuclear proliferation, war crimes and banning muslims. among other things. all this while hillary clinton is keeping an eye on bernie sanders in california. they are neck and neck in polls. hillary clinton flew to california last night after a rally in new jersey. that is another big state with a primary on tuesday. cnn's jeff zeleny was there. >> reporter: john and christine, hillary clinton going after donald trump at some of the most pointed ways yesterday. saying he committed a fraud and scamming the american people over the trump university. >> his own employees testified
that trump u, you can't make this up, that trump u was a fraudulent scheme where donald trump enriched himself at the expense of hard working people. >> reporter: hillary clinton is flying to california today as well. she realizes it is a tough race and new polls shows it is dead even. she is only up by two points. bernie sanders took delight in that wednesday as he campaigned there. >> i'm shocked. you know why? you told me the campaign is over. i wonder why secretary clinton and her husband bill are back in california. >> reporter: hillary clinton does not need to win california, but she would like to. it is some 475 delegates next
cue tuesday. that is why she will spend the next five days. john and christine. >> jeff, thanks for that. the 2016 race feels like it will get a major player. president obama is attacking myths. without mentions donald trump or hillary clinton by name at a speech in indiana, the president says he is ready and eager to join the fray. we have michelle kosinski with more. >> reporter: this was the first place the president traveled as president with the reception raging around him. you see him looking relaxed. his sleeves rolled up. he's on the campaign trail, but not quite on the campaign trail. clearly this is a taste of what's to come. sources in the white house tell us he's ready to get out there.
at this point, he is not mentions names yet. however, this was a long speech. it was an hour. at times fiery and shouting. look at where we are. a place where he won in 2008, but was absolutely trounced in 2012. he called it a whooping. a place where bernie sanders just won the primary. so he wanted to do two things. first tout his policies and how they changed the economy. at the height of the recession, a 20% unemployment rate for elkhart. he also wanted to hit out at the republican rhetoric. again, not mentioning trump by name. when people started booing the candidate, as he called him, he told them not to. >> don't think actually this
agenda will help you. it's not designed to help you. and the evidence of the last 30 years not to mention common sense should tell you that their answers to our challenges are not answers at all. >> reporter: the president hit at cynicism or voting out of fear or provocative tweets. the question of course is will his words and there were an hour's worth of them, register with the voters that he wants to target here. those who are voting republican or thinking about it. john and christine. >> michelle kosinski, thanks. interesting to me when you look at the president in 2009 there compared with today. the month he was there last time, the economy lost 373,000 jobs that month. it was a really terrible period in the economy. when you look at how the economy has improved, it is incredible.
that is not the narrative on the campaign trail. the fear is the scars on the economy. how will hillary clinton improve the economy in the general election when so many are feeling it. >> and trump is able to reach those voters like manufacturing voters in elkhart, indiana. happening today, president obama in colorado springs to deliver the address at the air force academy. he will stay and shake the hand of every graduating airman. the former i.t. specialist who set up hillary clinton's private e-mail server will plead the fifth. brian pagliano will not answer questions next week when he is deposed for freedom of information lawsuit against the department.
and embarrassing admission by the state department. someone in the public affairs bureau made a deliberate request to edit video from a press conference. it was a question over whether the administration was lying about holding secret talks about iran. the officials later revealed the department had been lying to protect the delicate negotiations. no one claims he or she can remember who ordered the cuts. uber got the biggest inve investment from saudi arabia. saudi arabia's public investment fund parking $3.5 billion in uber. uber valued at $62.5 billion. the managing director will join uber's board. the company has been operating in saudi arabia since 2014. it says 80% of the customers are women. the deal makes sense for both
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this morning, the ucla professor killed in a murder/suicide is remembered as a brilliant scholar. the 34-year-old will be remembered tonight at a candlelight vigil. the man who killed him left a note behind. police have not released his identity or motive. let's get more from stephanie elam. >> reporter: john, a couple of tense hours on the campus of ucla as police were looking for active shooter. students were taking refuge in buildings waiting for the all clear. that did not come around until
noon or so. at that point, police saying they believe it was a murder/suicide that took place in a small office in the engineering four building. they said they were being abundantly cautious to make sure no one else was involved in the event. at this point, they believe it was the two adult men found dead in the office. classes are expected to resume here today. which is note worthy as they are heading into finals at ucla and graduation is scheduled for friday. john and christine. >> stephanie, thank you. the mother of the 3-year-old boy who fell in the gorilla habitat at the cincinnati zoo made a frantic call to 911 just moments after making the terrifying discovery. that audio recording has been released. listen to the mother calmly trying to keep her son from panicking before losing it when the 450 pound gorilla harambe starts dragging her little boy.
exhibit at the gorilla.oo my son well in with the gorilla. there is a male gorilla standing over him. >> we have them started there. >> be calm. calm. be calm. he's grabbing my son. i want watch this. >> how old is your son? >> i can't watch. mommy's right here. >> terrifying. cincinnati police wrapped up the investigation. they are recommending no crges against the mother. the prosecutor will announce a final determination as soon as friday. six new york city concerts have been postponed by live nation after the shooting in the nightclub last week. three scheduled for the irving plaza have been called off.
others have been pulled by live nation to develop a new security plan for the shows. canvass challenging the obama administration for the hools.ender guidelines for the it was voted 30-8 to challenge the directive in court. the kansas attorney general says he has not decided whether to join a class action suit or sue separately. massachusetts lawmakers are close to sending a bill to the governor to expand protections against discrimination for transgender people. the house and senate have passed different measures. once they are reconciled, governor charlie baker is expected to sign that into law. and a state of disaster across dozens of counties in texas. look at this video from lubbock.
crews using inflatable boats to help people stuck in water. a flood warning is in effect until saturday. evacuations under way in the flood ravaged city of spring. authorities rescuing hundreds of people. one man there explaining how the situation is dire. >> this is real serious. do not play with this. you see what we're going through. thank the lord for good friends and family. >> more rain, more flooding ahead for texas. let's get to meteorologist allison chinchar. >> texas will get more of what it does not need. that is rainfall. take a look at the water vapor satellite. the moist air directly over texas. we have a low pressure system that as it shifts to the east, it will pull in all of that very warm, moist air providing the necessary ingredients for more
rain. that is the last thing they need. because of it, we have flood watches and warning for the next several days in some spots. especially due to the delayed effect for the rivers, creeks and streams. look at the amounts. about an additional 1 to 2 inches of rain. some spots could pick up another 4 to 6 inches of rain. again, this is on top of all of the rain that they already had. more rain along the southeast and stretching up to the mid-atlantic. >> allison, thanks. big development in the search for egyptair flight 804. investigators detecting pings from one of the plane's black boxes. we have details next. rough night?
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welcome back. a french navy ship detected pings under water to detect the black boxes of egyptair flight 804. finding and retrieving the flight data recorder is critical. it could hold the key to figure out what brought the jetliner down. cnn's ian lee is tracking the latest from cairo. good morning, ian. >> reporter: good morning, christine. this is huge for investigators. they have been searching for the black boxes since the plane disappeared two weeks ago. it disappeared from radar flying from paris to cairo. it had been a race against time as the batteries on the black boxes last for about 30 days. now investigators are going to try to pinpoint its exact
location. they have a ship on-site that has a submersible to go down to the depths of 10,000 feet. this is where the wreckage is believed to be. they will wait for the other ship which is expected to arrive within a week. it has special equipment to bring the wreckage and black boxes to the surface. those black boxes will be brought to cairo where investigators will analyze them and try to figure out what went wrong on the flight. up to this point, the only thing we know is smoke was detected in the lavatory and a malfunction appearing in the right copilot's window with the heating element. investigators are keen to see what brought down the plane. also families here in cairo as well saying this brings them new hope that they will be able to be reunited with the remains of the loved ones. 66 people died in the plane crash. >> a tragedy.
tell me, i think i hope they get this within the next week. how will they recover it? >> reporter: there's a specialized ship that is going to arrive on-site. this ship has special under water robotics to go to depths of 10,000 feet. it will be able to navigate and recover the wreckage. they are not just looking for the black boxes. they are hoping the other box is in the same area. also recover the fuselage. that will lead investigators to what brought down the plane. was it a bomb? was it mechanical? they don't know. they are hoping to get the black boxes but other parts of the planes to piece together the puzzle of this crash. >> ian lee following that story in cairo. thank you, ian. iraqi push to free fallujah from isis control moving ahead very cautiously now. iraqi government forces say they
are concern ed about doing harm to civilians and including estimated 20,000 children. iraqi troops have surrounded fallujah, but still have not invaded the city. donald trump and hillary clinton go to war on unleashing new attacks on each other and there's a big one coming later this morning. we have that next.
donald trump and hillary clinton go to war. trump calling clinton a liar unfit for office as clinton goes after donald trump's foreign policy. why the frontrunner is calling his plan dangerous. i'm christine romans. welcome back to "early start." >> i'm john berman. happening now, police in california are on alert preparing for a donald trump
rally tonight. from albuquerque, new mexico, they have been hit with fights and arrests there. police in california are holding meetings to get ready just in case. last night on the trail, donald trump was in sacramento unleashing a barrage of putdowns on hillary clinton. this came after clinton slammed trump university and calling trump a fraud. cnn's sara murray traveling with the trump campaign has more. >> reporter: good morning, john and christine. on a day when trump took harsh incoming fire, he fired back. hillary clinton went after trump calling him a fraud trying to scam america. in sacramento, trump opened his speech unleashing counter-punchicounter-punc counter-punches against hillary clinton saying she was one of the worst secretaries of state in history. >> she's not qualified because she has bad judgment. now who said that? bernie sanders said it about hillary.
she's not qualified. so here are seven points i marked down that i think are important. they talk about hillary and her incompeten incompetence. she is one of the worst secretaries of state in the history of our country. now she wants to be our president. look, i'll be honest. she has no natural talent to be president. this is not a president. they talk about me. actually a lot of people think i look extremely presidential if you want to know the truth. but do you really believe hillary is presidential? this is not presidential material. >> reporter: his swipe coming after hillary clinton is after what she is billing as a major policy address. trump is back on the campaign trail in california today in san jose. >> and the major foreign policy speech she is set to give today.
clinton will reel off a list of what is called dangerous policies of trump acts with war crimes and nuclear proliferation. all this while clinton is keeping other eye on sanders in california where they are neck and neck in the polls there. clinton flew to california following a rally in new jersey last night. the other big state with a primary on tuesday. jeff zeleny has the latest. >> reporter: john and christine, hillary clinton going after trump in the personal ways yet. he is a fraud and scamming the american people over the controversy at trump university. >> his employees testified that trump u, you can't make this up, that trump u was a fraudulent scheme where donald trump enriched himself at expense of hard working people.
>> reporter: as hillary clinton focuses on donald trump, bernie sanders is out in california trying to win over voters. hillary clinton is flying to california as well. she realizes it is a tough race and new polls show it is dead even. she is up by two points. bernie sanders took delight in that wednesday. >> i'm shocked. you know why? you told me the campaign was over. i wonder why secretary clinton and her husband bill are back in california. >> reporter: hillary clinton does not need to win california, but she would like to. it is the biggest delegate prize of all. 475 delegates next tuesday. that's why she is spending the next five days there campaigning. john and christine. >> jeff zeleny, thank you. the 2016 race is getting a new
player. president obama is attacking economic myths pushed by republicans. benefits that benefit the rich. without mentions hillary clinton or donald trump in indiana. the president said he is ready and eager to join the fray. more now from michelle kosinski. >> reporter: john and christine, look at president obama in elkhart, indiana. the first place he traveled with the recession raging around him. you see him looking relaxed and sleeves rolled up. on the campaign trail, but not quite on the campaign trail. clearly this is a taste of what's to come. sources in the white house tell us he is ready to get out there. at this point, he is not mentions names yet. however, this was a long speech. it was an hour at times fiery and shouting. he clearly wanted to throw everything in there. look at where we are. a place where he won in 2008,
but trounced in 2012. he called it a whooping. a place where bernie sanders just won the primary. he wanted to tout his policies and how much they changed the economy. at the height of the recession, elkhart, indiana had a 20% unemployment rate. today it is down to 4%. the governor there said the economy improved inspite of president obama's policies. not mentioning trump by name, but when people started booing the candidate, as he called him, he told them not to. >> don't think this agenda will actually help you. it's not designed to help you. and the evidence of the last 30 years, not to mention common sense should tell you that their answers to our challenges are no answers at all.
>> reporter: the president hit out at cynicism. voting out of here or based on provocative tweets. i wonder who he's referring to there. the question, of course, will his words and there were an hour's worth of them, register with the voters that he's wanting to target. those who are voting republican or thinking about it. john and christine. >> thank you, michelle kosinski. the last time president obama was in elkhart, the economy was in a recession. the economy shrank 5.5%. look at the dow. it crashed 1,000 points that month. that's about 12%. what a difference seven years makes. the unemployment is below the national average. gdp is expected to bounce in the second quarter. look at the dow. it more than made up for that
crash. up 151% since president obama gave that speech in elkhart, indiana in 2009. that is more than 10,000 points. his hair is still gray. >> because he knows that a lot of those blue collar and white working class jobs in indiana and michigan and pennsylvania, a lot of the voters are looking at trump and saying he is okay. the president is making the case they should be looking that way. 39 minutes after the hour. the former i.t. specialist who set up and maintained hillary clinton e-mail server will cooperate with the fbi after accepting an immunity deal with the government earlier this year. that is a separate case. he will not answer questions next week when he is deposed for a freedom of information lawsuit against the state department filed by judicial watch. embarrassing admission by the state department.
officials acknowledge someone in the public affairs bureau made a deliberate request to cut several minutes of video from an archived 2013 press conference. the video had questions from a reporter demanding the administration was lying. they said they were not telling the truth to protect delicate negotiations. no one involved claims to not know who ordered the cut. the consumer financial protection bureau is proposing new rules to protect borrowers. pay day loans are tied to a borrow borrower's next paycheck. the average annual percentage rate is 390%. the loans are often used to cover rent or utility. you are always in hock for the next paycheck. here is what the government wants to do. make sure the borrower can
afford the loan and the debt track cycle to make it harder to refinance existing loans. 80% of loans are reborrowed within a month. main pay day lenders have access to paychecks. >> it is like 10 billion red flags here. >> the consumer financial protection bureau wants to protect people. i tell you, supporters of the industry say there is a big trend to the american public who survive on these pay day loans. they survive on having access to future cash because they are not making enough money. dramatic 911 calls released from the mother whose 3-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla enclosure at the cincinnati zoo. you will hear those calls next.
the mother of the 3-year-old boy who fell in the gorilla habitat at the cincinnati zoo called 911 moments after making the terrifying discovery. the audio recording is released as the cincinnati police are wrapping up the investigation. the police recommending no charges filed against the mother. more from jessica schneider. >> reporter: john and christine, it was 90 seconds of horror from the mother who called 911 who trying to calm her toddler son. she was just one of several people calling 911 on saturday. >> my son fell in the zoo exhibit of the gorilla. my son fell in with the gorilla. there is a male gorilla standing over him. i need someone to contact the zoo. >> we already have help started there. how old is the child? >> be calm. be calm. be calm. >> how old is the child?
>> he's dragging my son. i can't watch this. >> how old is your son? >> i can't watch. >> had it slammed against the wall earlier. >> okay. can you -- are any of the zookeepers next to you right now? >> oh, god. he has his pants. he's taking the baby. >> listen to me. >> he's taking the baby into the cave. >> reporter: the danger of harambe possibly taking the toddler into the cave may shed light on why the dangerous animal response team moved in in the ten tense minutes and eventually shoot and kill harambe. >> jessica schneider. the ucla professor killed in a murder/suicide that put campus on a lockdown is remembered as a brilliant scholar. william klug will be remembered at a candlelight vigil. the man who killed him left
behind a note. police have not released his identity. six new york city concerts po po postponed by live nation. three have been called off after one person killed and three injured there. three other shows at grammarcy nation are in question. kansas is joining the growing number of states joining the transgender bathroom guidelines. democrats in the state tried to unsuccessfully keep the issue on school funding. the kansas attorney general says he has not decided whether to join a class action suit with 11 other states or sue separately. assachusetts lawmakers are close to sending a bill to the governor to expand protections
against discrimination for transgender people. it will permit the use of public bathrooms. the house and senate have passed slightly different measures. once those are reconciled. governor charlie baker is expected to sign the bill. the flooding has prompted the texas governor to list a state of emergency for disaster. in houston, you can see the neighbor is completely submerged. a flood warning is in effect until saturday. evacuations are under way in the city of spring. authorities have had to rescue hundreds of people. one man there says the situation is dire. >> this is real serious. do not play with this. you see what we'reoing g through. and thank the lord for good friends and family. >> more rain and more flooding
ahead for texas. let's get to meteorologist allison chinchar. >> john and christine, we have more rain for texas. flood watches and flood warnings are in effect for the next several days in anticipation of that additional rain. a lot of the heavy moisture moving into dallas and san antonio and austin. stretching to houston. a lot of these areas that just simply do not need more rain. widespread, additional 1 to 2 inches. some areas could pick up 4 to 6 inches. this is on top of feet of rain they already had. again, more showers and thunderstorms in portions of the southeast and midwest and along the front. veryot temperatures. 84 in detroit. 78 in new york. 83 in washington with balmy 91
new developments in the iraqi push to free fallujah from isis control. iraqi government forces say they are concerned about doing harm to civilians. estimated 20,000 children. let's get the latest from cnn's john jensen in abu dhabi. john, the iraqi forces have been there for some time. >> reporter: that's right, john. facing stiff resistance on the outskirts of fallujah. while inside the town, there are concerns of humanitarian crisis
unfoldi unfolding. they have been holding positions for the past 48 hours or so. they are facing a number of deadly counter attacks from isis. roadside bombs and snipers and booby trapped houses. there will be no halt and the advance will go on. the humanitarian issues in the city is facing catastrophe. the children are part of the 50,000 residents stuck in fallujah. the concern, john, for the children, is they could be recruited to pick up arms for isis or be used as human shields. keep in mind this city has been under siege for six months. food is limited. water supplies are limited. medical supplies are low. the concern is the water may be contaminated. u.n. and aid groups fear a cholera outbreak could begin in
days. it is very dire. >> humanitarian crisis surrounded by a security crisis all at the same moment. jon jensen, thank you. tough sanctions on north korea. designating the country as one of the world's primary money launderers. that is after north korea was linked to brazen digital bank heists in which $81 million was swiped from world banks. the move also a way. one of the pings on the black boxes has been detected from egyptair flight 804. deep ocean search vessels are expected to get there in a week. retrieving the flight data recorders is key to figure out what brought the jetliner down. search teams believe they are within three miles of the black box. let's get an early start on
your money. dow futures are lower after a resounding move yesterday. the average dow up two points yesterday. stocks in europe are mixed. >> a stock market joke at 4:57. >> asia shares finished mixed. opec meeting today. oil is higher. we are gting a pretty extensive look at the economy. june started with economy news. strong readings on consumer spending and home sales. auto sales hit a speed bump. gm suffered an 18% decline in may. sales at toyota dipped 9%. ford with a 6% drop. it was a strong may last year. fiat chrysler managed to post a small increase. suv sales are a bright spot, but some analysts are saying the slump in may signals the auto
sales may have peaked. some of those new cars may have defective takata air bags in them. how is that possible? tens of millions of the older versions of the air bags are recalled. the newer versions are expected to be recalled and not until 2018. the big problem is supply. they cannot make enough new air bags to replace the old ones. takata is having a hard time finding suppliers for the 30 million recalled air bags. almost unbelievable to think of the scope of that recall. >> it is not going away. "early start" continues right now. >> donald trump and hillary clinton go to war. trump calling clinton a liar with no talent who should not be allowed to run for president. hillary clinton launching a counter attack on trump.
this happens in a few hours. a foreign policy speech set to go after what she calls donald trump's dangerous plans. president obama diving into the 2016 fight. blasting the gop. promising to campaign vigorously once someone clinches the democratic nomination. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. great to see you today. it is thursday, june 2nd. 5:00 a.m. in the east. police in san jose, california are on alert preparing for a donald trump rally. in the past trump events, in albuquerque, new mexico, protests and fights and arrests. so san jose police have been holding meetings to get ready just in case. last night, in sacramento, trump went after clinton unleashing a barrage of new putdowns. this is afterlinton slammed trump university. cnn's